This summer, I encourage you to keep up with the skills we've learned this year. Set a plan for practicing and reinforcing. If you're looking for a good workbook, I like the Bridge Books. This series practices the skills from the grade you just completed and introduces skills for the next. You'd get the 2/3 version. They can be found at most teacher supply stores and online. If you are looking for other ways to practice, here are a few ideas by subject.
MATH: Use the GM weblink notebook to practice timed tests as well as other skills like place value. IXL is a great teaching site for math. The site breaks down by standards and will teach you how to do something if you get the wrong answer. It does have a monthly cost, but they'll give you a 30 day free trial. Also, roll dice to create addition and subtraction problems to solve using the strategies taught this year. If you don't do anything else, practice facts!
READING: Just do it! Determine a great time every day to read for 15-20 minutes. It's really important to keep your skills up! Don't forget the summer reading program at the public library. Reading is like riding a bike, you won't forget how to do it, but you'll be rusty without practice.
WRITING: Make a summer scrapbook. Take pictures and place them in your book, then write a few sentences telling what's happening in the pics. Glue memorabilia from your summer fun into the book and write about what you did. Some ideas would be: movie stubs, bowling scores, putt putt scores, pressed flowers/leaves from a hike, plastic gloves from a science experiment, beautiful art created on a rainy day etc. Brandon did this for several summers and we love to look back at the books now. It's amazing how much writing he did and didn't even realize he was practicing. Our goal was always 3 pages created a week, but there were several weeks with double that or more. Siblings can do this too, it's good family fun! We did several transformations this year in class. This where you take an every day object and turn it into something else on a paper. This is a fun activity that can be written about and placed in the scrapbook too. Encourage your child to use vivid verbs, amazing adjectives, and similes while writing. For those of you that don't scrapbook, supplies for this can be found at Michael's, Joanne's, Target, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, and Tuesday Morning. Another writing suggestion would be to keep a daily journal or diary. My last suggestion is letter writing. Continue to use your letter home journal throughout the summer. Not only does this keep letter writing skills sharp, it will keep lines of communication open and show each other what was special about the week. Letters can also be written to family members out of town.
SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES: Try to go to a museum this summer. Try to go to a zoo, aquarium, or butterfly garden. You can write about it in the scrapbook or journal. The Atlanta area is filled with places like these and many don't cost anything. Look for science experiments that can be done at home with items you already have.